I think that if you update NVDA in general, you should make a
portable version and have it copy the current user configuration. That
way, if you want to revert for some reason or if the update doesn’t go
correctly, you can uninstall the installed version, then install NVDA from the
portable version. As I understand it, if you keep the current user
configuration, I believe you have to make that choice both when you make the
portable copy and install using it, that you won’t lose anything, including
add-ons. I realize people like the convenience of updating rather than
installing new versions but I don’t like the idea that that leaves you with no
way to revert.
The reason I say its up to you.
I learned from Debbie Scales that if you are going to test a beta screen
reader you should have an old copy of the last version kicking around so you
know there’s bugs. I tested Jaws 5.0 that’s why you need to have a more
stable version of your screen reader should you run a muck. Debbie Scales used
to run a jaws list. She’d probably say its up to you.
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That depends on you. You can
install the beta and put it into a different folder. Some people say you
shouldn’t install over a copy. If you are testing for bugs. If you are using
it just for your own purposes and don’t want to test for bugs then go ahead.
If you want to test for them its not a good idea. If you are a
beta tester you shouldn’t do it. That way you can better test for
bugs. Bryan might have his own ideas. I say its up to you.
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Can I install the
beta over the point 2 or do I need to uninstall 2021.2
You're new, so will not have
seen several previous conversations, but this is indeed a bug and it's been
resolved with 2021.3.
I would, at this point, strongly suggest you just
update to NVDA 2021.3beta2, as it's been working fine, fixes the problem, and
will likely go to release candidate status shortly. But even if you were
to have issues with the beta and rolled back to 2021.2, what it fixes in
regard to the update issue stays fixed, as it's external to NVDA itself and
the fix made stays.
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